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Figure 1. A photo of Lake Okeechobee, looking out over the western marsh region to the open waters of the large lake. Credit: South Florida Water Management District

Climate Change and Ecosystem Services of Florida’s Largest Water Body: Lake Okeechobee


July 24, 2015

Future climate change could result in higher temperatures and greater evaporative water loss in Florida. If these changes are not compensated for by more rainfall, the state's largest water body, Lake Okeechobee, could experience prolonged periods ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Florida Sea Grant, Karl Havens, Lake Okeechobee Drainage Basin
manatee

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum


July 24, 2015

This 19 fact sheet curriculum series provides a series of individual lessons covering manatee biology and ecology, as well as highlighting some of the ways that humans impact and can protect manatees. The curriculum has been written at a third ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Curricula, Maia McGuire, Marine Wildlife, Ruth Francis-Floyd, Third Grade Manatee Curriculum, Threatened Or Endangered Mammals
man spreads fertilizer on lawn

Fertilizing in the Summer


July 6, 2015

Sarasota County is one of many counties in Southwest Florida that have established restrictions on the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorous. Sarasota County’s fertilizer blackout prohibits applying such products ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, Water
Tags: Extension, Fertilizer, Horticulture, IFAS, Lawn, Pgm_HortComm, Pgm_HortRes, Pollution, Runoff, Sarasota, UF, Water Quality

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